From the August 30 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:
CHRIS HAYES (HOST): For much of this presidential campaign, Donald Trump has utterly failed to stay on message. The candidate regularly undermining his campaign's best efforts with off-hand comments that have generated a seemingly endless string of controversies. But for the past few weeks, Trump has managed to steer clear of any truly disastrous gaffes. Sure, there have been boneheaded tweets and baffling policy inconsistencies, but there have also been no new fights with, say, the parents of a deceased soldier, no gratuitous insults of disabled reporters or a federal judge because of his heritage. And that's due in no small part due to his embrace of a device he once slammed as a sign of a candidate's weakness.
Of course, that was then, and this is now. Turns out Trump actually really likes his teleprompters these days. He's been using them almost full time in recent weeks, and not just for speeches, but even at his rallies. Gone are the days of the free-wheeling, unpredictable Trump campaign event. Now he's just reading to everybody. In fact, Trump now uses a teleprompter far more than the average candidate. And his most ardent defenders wary of yet another off-message gaffe think it's a good idea. Fox host Sean Hannity, who has repeatedly attacked President Obama for using a teleprompter, thinks it's absolutely fantastic when Trump uses one.